Yesterday morning, this is what Sam Harris woke up to:
Some person who goes by the name of @dan_verg_ on Twitter took the most easily misunderstood sentence in The End of Faith out of (its absolutely essential) context, attached it to a scary picture of me, and declared me a “genocidal fascist maniac.” Then Reza Aslan retweeted it. An hour later, Glenn Greenwald retweeted it again.
Here, in its original form, is the (slightly altered) quote that was so eagerly disseminated:
“Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them.”